22 08, 2012

TEMIA Promotes Adoption of “Telecommunications Management” as New Industry Term

2012-08-22T14:39:20+00:00August 22nd, 2012|Tags: , |

The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA) recently issued a press release regarding their promotion of "Telecommunications Management" as a new umbrella term to better define the range of services offered by TEM vendors, MDM and EMM vendors and telephony support vendors.  ICOMM wholeheartedly supports this initiative. In the press release, ICOMM's President Jim Price, [...]

16 08, 2012

ICOMM in the ITA Spotlight

2012-08-16T08:11:19+00:00August 16th, 2012|Tags: |

ICOMM has recently joined the Illinois Technology Association.  The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a membership-based organization that prides itself on being a driving force behind the advancement of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. Providing programs and services focused on development, visibility and talent attraction, ITA’s mission is focused on growth acceleration of technology companies across [...]

9 08, 2012

The Cult of Mac on Mobile App Management vs. MDM

2012-08-09T09:02:37+00:00August 9th, 2012|Tags: , |

The Cult of Mac website has an interesting article on why they think that Mobile Application Management will be a more important element of mobile management than Mobile Device Management, as it is defined today.  In addition to giving a good history of MDM and BYOD, they offer a great description of why things like [...]

14 06, 2012

AT&T Announces Toggle 2.0

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00June 14th, 2012|Tags: , |

Well, this looks like a interesting offering from AT&T.  They are enhancing their Toggle application, which allows for a phone to have two modes, one for business and one for personal.  The 2.0 version, being developed with OpenPeak, adds iOS support and later this year may enable split billing support (which AT&T can do now [...]

8 05, 2012

AT&T Mobility CEO Confirms “Family Data Plans”

2012-05-08T06:29:46+00:00May 8th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, in an interview with CNET.com on May 7th, discussed the forthcoming family or shared data plans that AT&T will be offering in the not-too-distant future.  It'll be interesting to see exactly how they structure the plans, what that structure does to how AT&T handles subsidizes device cost, how large [...]

30 01, 2012

Shared Data Plans…Could They Become a Reality?

2012-01-30T17:07:08+00:00January 30th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

In a post on Engadget today, there is a screenshot of a family ("consumer") shared data plan offering in some Verizon internal training materials.  Verizon has indicated publicly that this is something they were planning on rolling out in 2012, and it looks like they may still be on track to offer it. Here's a [...]

15 12, 2011

NTSB Proposed Ban on Driver Use of Mobile Devices

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00December 15th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

In light of the proposed ban on cell phone use by drivers from the National Transportation Safety Board, organizations should revisit their wireless use policies.  According to a recent press release from the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (www.temia.org), organizations should review their mobile policies to manage risk in four areas: Danger from use of mobile [...]

15 11, 2011

Mobile Device Management Market Shakeup; Will Google Dominate?

2011-11-15T08:52:44+00:00November 15th, 2011|Tags: , |

Google has recently announced that their Apps For Business platform will soon, for free to existing Google Apps customers, be supporting a number of Mobile Device Management features via a cloud-based dashboard.  What does this mean for the MDM marketplace?  It certainly means that enterprise customers now have more choices than ever in regards to [...]

20 10, 2011

Mobile Device Environment Best Practices

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00October 20th, 2011|Tags: , |

Your company’s mobile usage is continually growing.  The per-device cost of each wireless phone is going up exponentially.  You are paying for devices that are no longer in use, and you don’t synchronize your employee data with your wireless device inventory to insure that unused devices are properly reassigned or cancelled.  Many users have more [...]

19 10, 2011

FCC Efforts to Curtail “Bill Shock” Bring New Billing Practices to Wireless Industry

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00October 19th, 2011|Tags: , |

The FCC and CTIA, the Wireless Industry Association, have been locked in a struggle over what the FCC calls Bill Shock; when legitimate overages cause a large spike in the monthly service cost.  The FCC was pushing hard for rules governing the wireless carriers and their billing practices.  CTIA, in response, is now rolling out [...]